Book 2, Walk 22 - Amberley to Arundel
( a mix and match with Book 1 walk)
Length: from 14.5 km (9 miles) to 17.7 km (11 miles)
Toughness: 6 out of 10
: 10-36 hrs (Bognor Regis train). CJ 10-42 hrs EC 10-53 hrs
: 11-55 hrs
: 16-12, 16-46, 17-12, 17-47 and 18-12
Rail ticket: buy a day return to Arundel Posting of walk subject to Southern Rail strike action - disruption to timetable
Many of my favourite walks have been un-doable for many a month due to the disruption to Southern Rail's excuse for a train service - but lets tempt fate and live dangerously today by attempting this lovely walk - a hybrid of two of the best TO Book walks: the start of Book 2, Walk 22, and post lunch, the reverse of the opening leg of Book 1, Walk 32 which takes you through the Duke of Norfolk's modest back garden (the old ones are the best ones.......).
The late start means you need to maintain a healthy pace up and over the Downs if you are to make the lunch stop in time - the George at Burpham
- e.t.a 13-40 hrs - please 'phone ahead with numbers: 01903-883131. Senior Railcard Holders
: aka our old fogies - you have the option of taking the train one hour earlier - the 09-32 hrs from Victoria, arriving Amberley 10-55 hrs, and having a more leisurely morning's walk which could encompass an initial sweep of Amberley Wild Brooks (the reverse of the Book 1 closing leg) provided that
they are not waterlogged, before setting out on the Book 2 walk. With the preamble your e.t.a at the George would be circa 13-20 hrs. I suggest after lunch old and young set out together on the very nice afternoon leg. Should weather conditions be unkind today you have the option of taking the shorter, direct route (the Book 2 route) beside the River Arun all the way into Arundel, where you have a choice of tea stops and pubs.
Directions here: L=2.22
Next Week Wednesday 22 February SWC Walk 7 - Knockholt Circular